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010      2018956052 
019    1082265417 
020    0691163855 
020    9780691163857 
035    (OCoLC)1005117565|z(OCoLC)1082265417 
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050  4 B3068|b.A32 2018 
082 04 296.09 
100 1  Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800,|eauthor. 
240 10 Lebensgeschichte.|lEnglish 
245 14 The autobiography of Solomon Maimon :|bthe complete 
       translation /|cedited by Yitzhak Y. Melamed & Abraham P. 
       Socher ; translated by Paul Reitter ; with an afterword by
       Gideon Freudenthal. 
264  1 Princeton, NJ :|bPrinceton University Press,|c[2018] 
300    xxxv, 291 pages ;|c25 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-273) and 
520 8  Solomon Maimon's autobiography has delighted readers for 
       more than two hundred years, from Goethe, Schiller, and 
       George Eliot to Walter Benjamin and Hannah Arendt. The 
       American poet and critic Adam Kirsch has named it one of 
       the most crucial Jewish books of modern times. Here is the
       first complete and annotated English edition of this 
       enduring and lively work. Born into a down-on-its-luck 
       provincial Jewish family in 1753, Maimon quickly 
       distinguished himself as a prodigy in learning. Even as a 
       young child, he chafed at the constraints of his Talmudic 
       education and rabbinical training. He recounts how he 
       sought stimulation in the Hasidic community and among 
       students of the Kabbalah--and offers rare and often 
       wickedly funny accounts of both. After a series of 
       picaresque misadventures, Maimon reached Berlin, where he 
       became part of the city's famed Jewish Enlightenment and 
       achieved the philosophical education he so desperately 
       wanted, winning acclaim for being the "sharpest" of Kant's
       critics, as Kant himself described him. This new edition 
       restores text cut from the abridged 1888 translation by J.
       Clark Murray, which has long been the only available 
       English edition. Paul Reitter's translation is brilliantly
       sensitive to the subtleties of Maimon's prose while 
       providing a fluid rendering that contemporary readers will
       enjoy, and is accompanied by an introduction and notes by 
       Yitzhak Melamed and Abraham Socher that give invaluable 
       insights into Maimon and his extraordinary life. The book 
       also features an afterword by Gideon Freudenthal that 
       provides an authoritative overview of Maimon's 
       contribution to modern philosophy.--|cJacket 
600 10 Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800. 
600 10 Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800.|tLebensgeschichte. 
600 17 Maimon, Salomon,|d1754-1800.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00143880 
648  7 1700-1799|2fast 
650  0 Jewish philosophers|zGermany|vBiography. 
650  0 Judaism|zEurope, Eastern|xHistory|y18th century. 
650  7 Jewish philosophers.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00982887 
650  7 Judaism.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst00984280 
651  7 Europe, Eastern.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01245079 
651  7 Germany.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01210272 
655  7 Biography.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01423686 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
655  7 Autobiographies.|2lcgft 
700 1  Melamed, Yitzhak Y.,|d1968-|eeditor. 
700 1  Socher, Abraham P.,|eeditor. 
700 1  Reitter, Paul,|etranslator. 
700 1  Freudenthal, Gideon,|ewriter of afterword. 
994    C0|bCKE 
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